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Originally Posted by evensen007 View Post

That is true in single player. In 64 player Multi-player, there is a heavy CPU influence on frame-rates as has been discussed and screen shotted many times in this thread.

For single 7970 in 64P MP BF3, a 2500K @ 4.5 GHz is more than enough to keep it at 99% load and not miss a single beat.
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Then what is hold my 7970's to 40-70% usage with a i7 930@3.8? And I don't see much difference regardless if I am on a 24, 32 or 64 man server.
     
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Then what is hold my 7970's to 40-70% usage with a i7 930@3.8? And I don't see much difference regardless if I am on a 24, 32 or 64 man server.

Did you check if your CPU is actually under 100% load when playing? Make sure Vsync is off or any other things that could be limiting your hardware or fps. Also, I don't own a 930 but I'm under the impression that a 2500K kicks its butt.
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Did you check if your CPU is actually under 100% load when playing? Make sure Vsync is off or any other things that could be limiting your hardware or fps. Also, I don't own a 930 but I'm under the impression that a 2500K kicks its butt.

Also, I didn't notice you said 7970's. Yes, they are bottlenecked even by a 2500K @ 4.5 GHz. I was talking about a single card.
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Also, I didn't notice you said 7970's. Yes, they are bottlenecked even by a 2500K @ 4.5 GHz. I was talking about a single card.

Most of the time my CPU usage is only at about 70%, but of course that varies. I guess my only option is to upgrade.
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Curious if anyone had the reference 7970's sandwiched together with no spacing, what kind of temps on your cards please?
Do to spacing limits I'll be possibly running a xfire set up like this. Thanks for any replies in advance.

During idle I get about 47 on the top card and 40 on the bottom card. During load the top card can get to around 80(Heaven 2.5) or 73-77(BF3) with the bottom card at about 65-68(for either). Yet another reason I should upgrade.
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Most of the time my CPU usage is only at about 70%, but of course that varies. I guess my only option is to upgrade.

Some here have upgraded to a 2600K or better and OC'ed the crap out of it for this exact reason. Go for it! thumb.gif
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Do you play BF3?
Please post your stats on the BF3 stat thread HERE
smile.gif

I currently do not have BF3, I want to upgrade my monitor first.
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Some here have upgraded to a 2600K or better and OC'ed the crap out of it for this exact reason. Go for it! thumb.gif

Oh I have been planning on upgrading, but I have been holding out for Ivy. But the sales they have going on at the Microcenter that I drive past every day have truly been tempting me. That reminds me, I still need to look up the difference between the Asus P8Z68 Pro and Deluxe boards.
     
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Metro 2033 | 2560x1600

7970 x3 @ 1275/6600 1.25v/1.6v
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vs

GTX580 x3 @ stock
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Metro 2033 | 2560x1600
7970 x3 @ 1275/6600 1.25v/1.6v
*snip* hosed benches

Something went wrong. Denim did an xfire 7970 metro bench and he got way higher numbers than you.
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